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Old Diary is a written note found in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.


[Excerpt from pages torn from an old diary, dated 1841]

She'd done up one of her bedchambers with velvet and candles. If she had brought in a lamp it would have looked shabby, but the candles made it eerie. I suppose that was the point. One of her servants must have set up an audiograph to play music behind a curtain, too, because I could hear muffled strings all evening.

We sat around a table and held hands and chanted over the little bit of whalebone she had found. It felt stupid, really. I was hoping for more. Some thunder, or a witch to appear and dance on the table with us. I don't know.

But I sensed a presence... Some restless energy. It's hard to describe. Something was reaching out to me. Maybe it was mother? But it was upset. Angry, almost. It felt like the time I got tangled in weeds at the bottom of the Estate District ponds, and father had to jump in to save me.

I didn't tell anyone. I know it was just a silly game. But if we can capture voices in audiograph machines or light with those new silvergraphs, then why can't we capture spirits in some kind of machine, too?

I should talk to Anton.


This note can be found on a book in one of the safes in Kirin Jindosh's elevator vault of the Dolores Michaels Deposit & Loan Bank during the mission The Bank Job.